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WVU’s Statler College develops surgical mask extender template for public distribution

The mask extenders created by the Innovation Hub staff reduce the pressure behind the ears, affording the user an increased measure of comfort.
31-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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West Virginia University launches online map of COVID-19 testing sites in West Virginia

The Office of Health Services Research, in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, has launched an online map that shows all COVID-19 testing sites in the Mountain State from Newell to Bluefield and all points in between
27-Mar-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Telehealth can help ‘flatten the curve,’ serve critical role in COVID-19 response, says WVU health expert

West Virginia University is connecting patients, recently discharged from long-term care facilities, with medical professionals who can manage their healthcare remotely via technology. This telehealth approach may now prove to be a more versatile...
16-Mar-2020 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Maintaining momentum: WVU researchers promote maple syrup production through education

A team of West Virginia University experts wants to educate landowners, foresters and loggers on the nuances of southern sugarbush management.
22-Jan-2020 12:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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‘Would You?’ WVU responds to hazing tragedy with awareness campaign

“Nolan, breathe for me, buddy.” It’s been five years since Nolan Burch, a freshman at West Virginia University, was unable to respond to that plea as he lay on a board at the Kappa Sigma house where he had participated in a hazing event held...
14-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researcher to help target victims of rural sex trafficking through new mobile app

A West Virginia University School of Medicine researcher is developing an app to train key personnel in rural areas how to identify and report one of the lesser known elements of the opioid epidemic — child sex trafficking.
15-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Soil scientist researches nature versus nurture in microorganisms

Ember Morrissey, assistant professor of environmental microbiology in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, uncovered that nature significantly affects how the tiny organisms under our feet respond to their current...
10-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hand in glove: WVU researchers test safety measures for coal industry

While researchers at West Virginia University were testing coal miners’ safety gloves to help reduce lost-time accidents, they went a step further. Eduardo Sosa, a research associate professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering in the...
26-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Part of the American soundtrack,’ W. Va. native Bill Withers dies

3-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT

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West Virginia’s economy is vulnerable to a heavy hit from COVID-19

3-Apr-2020 12:25 PM EDT

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COVID-19 projections look bad, but following the rules can improve numbers

2-Apr-2020 12:20 PM EDT

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EXPERT PITCH: Zoonotic diseases, bats and the connection to COVID-19

1-Apr-2020 2:45 PM EDT

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Crime trends during COVID-19 pandemic will shift beyond common street crime, says WVU sociologist

With the novel coronavirus pandemic keeping Americans indoors, preliminary data suggests it has led to a decrease in crime. But one crime expert at West Virginia University cautions that “every crisis is an opportunity for people to discover...
1-Apr-2020 11:10 AM EDT

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Expert Pitch: WVU Extension Service offers food safety tips

30-Mar-2020 4:25 PM EDT

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EXPERT PITCH: WVU Extension vet clears up coronavirus and cattle confusion

30-Mar-2020 2:05 PM EDT

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EXPERT PITCH: Food insecurity intensifies during COVID-19 pandemic

30-Mar-2020 11:30 AM EDT

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